nevirapine nevirapine

Definition(s):

  • (n) a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (trade name Viramune) used to treat AIDS and HIV

Usage(s):

  1. As part of her treatment, Faith received a dose of nevirapine after she was born.
  2. With the inexpensive and commonly used antiviral drug nevirapine, however, only about 13% of newborns become infected.

Quotes

  1. "It must be emphasised that the MCC did not recommend that the use of Nevirapine be stopped altogether, but that it should be used in combination with other drugs, because it is showing a significant resistance of up to 50 percent. Also, the drug...
    on Jul 16, 2004 By: Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Source: Independent Online

  2. Lewis said, "It is a bitter indictment that so few HIV-positive women have access" to antiretroviral drugs that would prevent MTC HIV transmission, adding, "It is inexcusable to continue to use single-dose nevirapine rather than full...
    on Aug 21, 2006 By: Stephen Lewis Source: Kaiser network.org

  3. "Rather than focus on withdrawing nevirapine from those who urgently need it, the entire world should focus on how we can provide the funding for infrastructure improvements, training, and drug purchase costs so that more and more women will have...
    on Dec 15, 2004 By: Elizabeth Glaser Source: Indiana Gazette

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